About 520 teachers employed by the Kogi State Government for the primary school sector possess fake certificates, the State Universal Education Board, SUBEB has revealed.
Speaking before members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Education during the appraisal of the 2013 budget and the 2014 budget defence at the State House of Assembly complex, SUBEB Chairman, Alhaji Usman Jibrin said the Board discovered the figures during the ongoing certificate verification exercise.
Jibrin assured the House committee however that the affected teachers with the fake certificates will be sacked after the completion of the verification exercise.
Also speaking on the delay in the payment of teachers’ salaries, Jibrin said it was caused by the Education Secretaries who made undue interference and illegal deduction in the teachers’ salaries.
According to him, arrangements are ongoing to introduce the e-payment system in order to forestall the influence of Education Secretaries in the payment of teachers’ salary
“With the e-payment, all illegal deductions from the teachers’ salaries will henceforth stop as Education Secretaries will have no access to tamper with the salaries of teachers,” he said.